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Rottnest Island

Temporary Notices to Mariners

Closure of Waters to Boating
Thomson Bay south, Rottnest Island
9.00am to 10.30pm Saturday 18 October 2014
Special Event - Race around Rottnest

Acting pursuant to the powers conferred by Regulation 38B of the Rottnest Island Regulations 1988, the Rottnest Island Authority hereby closes the following waters to all vessels, excluding bona fide emergency, approved vessels and authorised vessels attached to licensed moorings between 09:00am and 10.30am on Saturday 18 October 2014.Vessels are prohibited from transiting though these waters or beach anchor during this period of time.

Thomson Bay South - Vessel exclusion zone

All waters between the Hotel Jetty and the Army Jetty extending from the foreshore to the first line of mooring heading south.  This area  varies in width and is approximately 30 metres wide.

This has been introduced to assist in achieving swimmer safety during the swim leg of the Race Around Rottnest event.  The area will be patrolled by support water safety craft.

Mariners are advised to stay clear of the area and navigate with caution when in the surrounding area.

Paolo Amaranti
Chief Executive Officer
Rottnest Island Authority

Pains Wessex Rottnest Escorted Safety Convoy (RESC)

The Boating Industry Association of WA (BIAWA) have organised the biannual Pains Wessex Rottnest Escorted Safety Convoy (RESC) for over 30 years together with Marine Safety, Water Police, Challenger TAFE and Sea Rescue. The RESC is a fantastic opportunity for new boat owners and their families to enjoy a weekend that is educational and fun.

Rottnest Safety Convoys provide boaties with an interactive experience unique to Western Australia, with the experienced convoy escorts leading the group in tours of the bays and allowing the opportunity for participants to explore Rottnest Island. Participants benefit from safety advice including the teaching safe approaches, learning correct procedures for the use of safety equipment, knot tying and splicing.

For further details, dates and to book visit